Aggie Men's Basketball Tangles With Wolf Pack Saturday At Reno
For the second-straight game, Utah State (11-3, 1-1 MW) men's basketball will face a former Western Athletic Conference foe, as the Aggies will tangle with Nevada (8-8, 3-0 MW) on Saturday, Jan. 11. The match-up between the Aggies and Wolf Pack tips off at 6:05 p.m. (MT) at Nevada's Lawlor Events Center (11,536). Saturday's match-up between USU and Nevada will not be televised, but will be video streamed online through on USU's website, www.UtahStateAggies.com, as well as aired on the radio and audio streamed online on the Aggie Sports Network, as well as video streamed online through on USU's website, www.UtahStateAggies.com.

 
For the second-straight game, Utah State (11-3, 1-1 MW) men's basketball will face a former Western Athletic Conference foe, as the Aggies will tangle with Nevada (8-8, 3-0 MW) on Saturday, Jan. 11. The match-up between the Aggies and Wolf Pack tips off at 6:05 p.m. (MT) at Nevada's Lawlor Events Center (11,536). Saturday's match-up between USU and Nevada will not be televised, but will be video streamed online through on USU's website, www.UtahStateAggies.com, as well as aired on the radio and audio streamed online on the Aggie Sports Network, as well as video streamed online through on USU's website, www.UtahStateAggies.com.
 
 

Jan. 9, 2014

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Utah State's Upset Bid At Nevada Comes Up Short In 53-52 Loss
Nevada's Deonte Burtone hit an off-balance three-pointer with 11 seconds remaining to lead the Wolf Pack to a come-from-behind 53-52 win against Utah State here Thursday night in a Western Athletic Conference game.

GAME DAY HEADLINES
• For the second-straight game, Utah State (11-3, 1-1 MW) men's basketball will face a former Western Athletic Conference foe, as the Aggies will tangle with Nevada (8-8, 3-0 MW) on Saturday, Jan. 11. The match-up between the Aggies and Wolf Pack tips off at 6:05 p.m. (MT) at Nevada's Lawlor Events Center (11,536). Saturday's match-up between USU and Nevada will not be televised, but will be video streamed online through on USU's website, www.UtahStateAggies.com, as well as aired on the radio and audio streamed online on the Aggie Sports Network, as well as video streamed online through on USU's website, www.UtahStateAggies.com.

• The Aggies have an overall record of 1,511-1,035 (.593) in their 2,546 games played in their 109th season of basketball. USU became the 52nd team in NCAA history to reach the 1,500 total win plateau.

• Utah State is in its first season in the Mountain West after eight seasons in the Western Athletic Conference. The Aggies are 1-1 in their inaugural season in the conference.

• USU is 2-1 on the road this season and Utah State has won 30 of its last 49 road games (.612) and is 108-87 (.554) in road games under head coach Stew Morrill.

• Utah State and Nevada will be playing for the 47th time this week in what is the 18th-oldest rivalry in school history. USU's first game against Nevada was during the 1935-36 season. The Aggies own a 31-15 advantage, which includes a 13-11 road record. Overall, USU has won nine of the last 13 games played in the series, including three of the last four in Reno, as the last meeting there, on Feb. 2, 2012, snapped USU's three-game win streak there. The Wolf Pack have won the last two meetings, sweeping the season series in 2011, winning at Logan on Jan. 7, 2012, 78-71, snapping Utah State's school-record 33-game WAC home winning streak, and at Reno on Feb. 2, 2012, 53-52. The last time Utah State won a game in the series was on Feb. 2, 2011, winning 67-45. USU head coach Stew Morrill is 21-14 all-time against Nevada, which includes a 14-8 record at Utah State.

• Utah State is 35-39 overall against teams from the state of Nevada, posting a 32-14 record against Nevada, as well as 3-27 against UNLV. The Aggies are 29-35 (.453) overall on Nevada soil, registering a 13-5 neutral record in Reno, 13-11 at Nevada, 2-5 neutral court record in Las Vegas and 1-14 at UNLV.

• Utah State is 22-15 (.595) all-time in the Lawlor Events Center, which includes a 16-5 (.762) record in tournament play and an overall 9-10 (.474) record against Nevada, including 6-10 (.375) in regular-season match-ups. USU played in the Lawlor Events Center eight times in either the WAC or Big West Tournament and it has won three tournament championships (1998, 2000, 2009) and played in two other championship games (1996, 2006). Overall, USU has won seven of its last nine overall games in the Lawlor Events Center and eight of its last nine tournament games in the building.

• Utah State is 93-31 (.750) during the month of January under veteran head coach Stew Morrill, which includes a 37-24 (.607) road record. This is USU's ninth game on a Saturday, its most-played on day of the week so far this season, posting a 6-2 mark on the date. The Aggies are playing on Jan. 11 for the second year in a row, beating San José State, 66-60, last season on Jan. 11, as USU has won five-straight games on the date, improving to 11-5 (.688) in known games played on the 11th day of the first month of the calendar year.

• USU senior guard Preston Medlin recently became the 36th player in USU history to reach the 1,000 career points plateau, and now with 1,169 career points, Medlin has climbed up to No. 24, becoming the 27th player in USU history with 1,100 points, passing Jimmy Moore (1973-75) with 1,164 points. Moore is the father of current Aggie freshman forward Jalen Moore, and the elder Moore is also currently the director of compliance for Utah State Athletics. Medlin enters Saturday's game needing 31 points to become the 24th player in Aggie history with 1,200 points and 46 points for the No. 23 spot held by Jay Goodman (1991-93) with 1215 points.

ON TAP
For the second-straight game, Utah State (11-3, 1-1 MW) men's basketball will face a former Western Athletic Conference foe, as the Aggies will tangle with Nevada (8-8, 3-0 MW) on Saturday, Jan. 11. The match-up between the Aggies and Wolf Pack tips off at 6:05 p.m. (MT) at Nevada's Lawlor Events Center (11,536). Saturday's match-up between USU and Nevada will not be televised, but will be video streamed online through on USU's website, www.UtahStateAggies.com, as well as aired on the radio and audio streamed online on the Aggie Sports Network, as well as video streamed online through on USU's website, www.UtahStateAggies.com.Live stats will also be available through "Live Stats" link, and updates will also be available on Twitter - @Aggiehoops.

WHAT'S UP NEXT?
Utah State returns home to host Colorado State on Wednesday, Jan. 15 in a notable match-up. Morrill was head coach at CSU for seven seasons prior to coming to USU, while Colorado State head coach Larry Eustachy was USU head coach from 1994-98. It will be Morrill's second match-up against his former team, while it will be Eustachy's first time facing the Aggies for the first time from the opposition's bench. The Aggies-Rams match-up will not be televised, but digitally streamed through on USU's website, www.UtahStateAggies.com.

ON THE AIRWAVES
Utah State basketball games are broadcast on the Aggie Sports Network on KVNU (610 AM/102.1 FM) and KLZX (95.9 FM) in Logan, on KZNS (1280 AM) in Salt Lake City, KVEL (920 AM) in Vernal, KRPX (95.3 FM) in Price, and KLZX (105.3 FM) in Montpelier, Idaho, as well as on the internet at www.UtahStateAggies.com. Al Lewis serves as the play-by-play announcer while former USU head coach and athletics director Rod Tueller serves as the analyst during home games and select road games.

LISTEN LIVE ON THE INTERNET
Fans can also listen to all Utah State men's basketball games on the Internet by clocking on the "Listen Live" link at www.utahstateaggies.com, the official web site of USU athletics.

ON TV
Saturday's Aggies-Wolf Pack battle will not be televised.

LIVE VIDEO ON THE INTERNET
Select Utah State home games and road games where available are streamed on the Internet by clicking on the "Watch Live" link at www.UtahStateAggies.com, the official web site of USU athletics.

LIVE STATS
Live stats for all USU home games are available via "Gametracker" links at www.utahstateaggies.com, the official web site of USU athletics. Road games will be under "live stats" links at www.utahstateaggies.com, which will redirect fans to the home team's stat system.

BEING SOCIAL
Utah State men's basketball news and information is available on twitter @Aggiehoops. Fans can also get USU men's basketball highlights on youtube at youtube/UtahStateAthletics. Aggie fans can also follow the Utah State athletic program at twitter.com/USUAthletics, on facebook at facebook.com/USUAthletics, or on Instagram at instagram.com/USUAthletics.

A GLANCE AT UTAH STATE
Utah State men's basketball is entering its first season in Mountain West with four returning starters as part of eight returning lettermen from last year's squad that started out 14-1, but lost all three of its returning starters to season-ending injuries by mid-season, as USU finished 21-10 overall and 11-7 in Western Athletic Conference play. Last year was USU's eighth and final season in the WAC before joining the Mountain West on July 1, 2013. The 2012-13 campaign was USU's 14th-straight 21-win season, as Utah State is just one of just five teams in the country to win at least 21 games in each of the past 14 seasons along with Duke, Gonzaga, Kansas and Syracuse. Furthermore, it was the 23rd time in school history that USU had won 20 or more games in a season.

The 2013-14 edition of Aggie men's basketball is veteran-led with four seniors returning in guard/forward Spencer Butterfield, guards Preston Medlin and TeNale Roland and center Jarred Shaw. A fifth senior, forward Sean Harris, is still recovering from a knee injury that kept him out all of last season, and his progress continues in the early going this season.

LOOKING AT UTAH STATE
Utah State is 11-3 overall and 1-1 in Mountain West Conference action, after bouncing back from a loss in its inaugural MW game to earn its first league game with an 86-67 win over San José State on Saturday night as senior guard TeNale Roland's career-high 20 points, which all came in the second half, sparked USU. Roland came off the bench to net his career-high 20 points, which all came after halftime, boosting USU to score 56 points in the second half, the Aggies' most in a half this season and most since also scoring 56 against Montana Western on Feb. 16, 2011. The senior guard hit a career-best five three-pointers as part of USU's 7-of-7 shooting behind the arc in the second half, on the way to 10-of-14 (71.4 percent) from distance for the night, as the Aggies tied a season-high for three-point percentage. Four other Aggie players posted double-figure points, giving USU five double-figure scorers for the first time this season and the first time since against Idaho on Jan. 5, 2013. Senior guard Preston Medlin netted 15 points and dished out a career-high tying eight assists, while senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield tallied 14 points. Sophomore forward Kyle Davis logged his third-straight double-double and fifth of the season with 13 points and 12 rebounds, while freshman forward Jalen Moore posted double-digits for the second-straight game and third in the last four contests with 10 points Saturday. Besides the 12 rebounds from Davis, USU also got nine boards from senior center Jarred Shaw, who was making his return to action after missing the previous five games after being suspended for a violation of team rules. Shaw and Davis had two blocks apiece, part of the Aggies' seven rejections on the night. Butterfield and Moore added five boards as USU had a dominating, 42-22, rebounding advantage, the Aggies' third game with a 20+ or more rebounding advantage.

The Aggies have four players averaging in double-figures for the season, led by Shaw with 15.0 points per game, while Medlin and Butterfield net 14.2 ppg and 14.1 ppg, respectively, and Kyle Davis adds 10.3 ppg. Davis leads the team with 8.8 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game. Shaw also averages 7.9 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game. He is shooting 51.0 percent (53-of-104) from the field, as well as a team-best 87.9 percent (29-of-33) from the free throw line. Shaw was suspended for a violation of team rules and missed five games from 12/14/13 - 1/1/14, but was reinstated on Jan. 3 and returned to action against San José State on Jan. 4. Butterfield and Medlin are each shooting over 47 percent from three-point range and both shooting over 80 percent at the free throw line. Medlin is shooting 47.3 percent (35-of-74) behind the arc as part of 46.2 percent (61-of-132) overall field goal percentage, along with 80.8 percent (42-of-52) at the free throw line. Medlin is also averaging 4.1 assists per game with a 3.87 assist-turnover ratio. Butterfield is netting 48.5 percent (32-of-66) from distance as part of 49.3 percent (69-of-140) from the field, as well as 82.4 percent (28-of-34) at the charity stripe. Butterfield is averaging 6.4 rebounds per game, adding 2.9 assists per game. Kyle Davis is shooting 63.6 percent (49-of-77) from the field, along with 36-of-59 (61.0 percent) at the free throw line.

As a team, USU is averaging 76.7 points per game, while making just under half of its field goals at 49.5 percent (371-of-750), including 43.0 percent (107-of-249) from beyond the arc, as well as 74.3 percent (225-of-303) at the free throw line. Defensively, the Aggies are limiting the opposition to 65.3 ppg, while holding them to 41.8 percent (319-of-763) field goal shooting, including just 30.4 percent (77-of-253) from three-point range, as well as 72.9 percent (199-of-273) at the charity stripe. USU has a +11.3 rebounding margin (38.0-26.7), while averaging 18.4 assists, 4.6 blocks and 3.6 steals per game, as well as committing 11.8 turnovers per contest.

SHAW REINSTATED
Utah State men's basketball head coach Stew Morrill announced on Jan. 3 that senior center Jarred Shaw has been reinstated to the team and eligible for play immediately after missing five games for a violation of team rules. Shaw, a 6-10 senior from Dallas, Texas (Carter HS/Oklahoma State), currently leads the Aggies in scoring, while ranking second in rebounding and blocked shots at 16.1 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game. He is shooting 54.3 percent (51-of-94) from the field, as well as a team-best 87.1 percent (27-of-31) from the free throw line. Shaw has posted a team-high two double-doubles this season, as well as posting double-figure points seven times. Shaw was initially suspended on Dec. 16, and missed five of the Aggies' games, in which they went 4-1, having their five-game winning streak snapped with a 73-72 loss at Air Force on Jan. 1 in USU's Mountain West Conference debut.

SHARING THE SCORING LEAD
USU has had six different players lead or share the team lead in scoring in a game, after senior guard TeNale Roland led the Aggies in the scoring category for the first time this season with his career-high 20 points in the win over San José State on Jan. 4. Senior guard Preston Medlin has led the team in scoring a team-high six times, followed by four times by senior center Jarred Shaw and twice by senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield. Junior forward Danny Berger and sophomore forward Kyle Davis are joined by Roland in leading the team in scoring once each.

AGGIES LEADING MW OVERALL STATISTICS IN FIVE MAJOR CATEGORIES
USU leads the Mountain West Conference overall statistics in rebound margin (+11.3), field goal percentage (.495), three-point field goal percentage (.430), assists (18.4) and assist-turnover ratio (1.6). The Aggies are also third in scoring margin (+11.4) and free throw percentage (.743), while ranking fourth in scoring (76.6), scoring defense (65.3) and three-point field goal percentage defense (.304). USU is also fifth in blocks (4.6), tied for fifth in rebounds (38.0), sixth in field goal percentage defense (.418) and 11th in steals (3.6).

Individually, senior guard Preston Medlin is first in the conference in assist-turnover ratio (3.9), while ranking third in assists (4.1), fourth in three-point field goal percentage (.473), fifth in three-point field goals made (2.5), seventh in free throw percentage (.808) and 16th in scoring (14.2). Senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield is eighth in three-point field goals made (2.3), 14th in rebounds (6.4) and 17th in scoring (14.1). Sophomore forward Kyle Davis is fifth in blocks (1.7) and eighth in rebounds (8.8). Fellow sophomore, guard Marcel Davis is second in the league in assist/turnover ratio (2.9) and ninth in assists (3.4).

USU FIRST IN SIX DIFFERENT MW ONLY STATISTICS CATEGORIES
In the MW only stats, the Aggies are first in scoring (79.0), scoring margin (+9.0), field goal percentage (.505), three-point field goal percentage (.488), assists (21.5) and assist-turnover ratio (2.0). USU is also second in rebound margin (+8.0), third in free throw percentage (.743), fourth in scoring defense (70.0) and tied for fourth in steals (5.5). Additionally, USU is sixth in rebounds (34.0), 10th in three-point field goal percentage defense (.412) and 11th in field goal percentage defense (.462).

Individually, senior guard Preston Medlin is first in the league in assists (6.0), tied for first in assist-turnover ratio (6.0), second in field goal percentage (.611), tied for third in three-point field goal percentage (.500), tied for seventh in free throw percentage (.875), tied for eighth in three-point field goals made (2.5) and 13th in scoring (17.0). Senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield is tied for first in assist-turnover ratio (6.0), tied for eighth in three-point field goals made (2.5), ninth in three-point field goal percentage (.417) and 18th in scoring (15.0).

Senior guard TeNale Roland is first in the conference in three-point field goal percentage (.700), along with third in three-pointers made (3.5), and part of a four-way tie for first in assist-turnover ratio (6.0). Sophomore forward Kyle Davis is third in the conference in rebounds (11.5) and tied for fourth in blocks (2.5), while fellow sophomore, guard Marcel Davis is fifth in assists (4.0) and tied for fourth in steals (2.0).

AGGIE TRIO TIED FOR FIRST IN MW ONLY ASSIST-TURNOVER RATIO
Senior guards Preston Medlin and TeNale Roland, along with guard/forward Spencer Butterfield make up three-fourths of the four-way tie for first in the MW only stats for assist-turnover ratio, joined by Hugh Greenwood of New Mexico. All four players have a 6.0 ratio, with Roland, Butterfield and Greenwood all with six assists to one turnover, while Medlin has 12 assists with two turnovers.

UTAH STATE TOPS IN MOUNTAIN WEST IN REBOUNDING
In addition to leading the Mountain West in rebounding margin (+11.3), USU is first in defensive rebounding percentage, collecting 366 defensive rebounds, while their opponents have just 116 offensive rebounds, for a 75.9 defensive rebounding percentage. The Aggies are also first in offensive rebounding percentage, gathering 166 offensive rebounds while their opposition has 258 defensive rebounds, for a 39.2 offensive rebounding percentage.

USU IN TOP 25 OF FIVE DIFFERENT NCAA STATISTICS
Through the NCAA statistics released on Jan. 3 the Aggies are in the top 25 in six different categories.

USU in the top 10 in two areas, as the Aggies are sixth in both rebounding margin (+10.6) and assists per game (18.1). The Aggies are also 16th in three-point field goal percentage (.413), as well as 20th in both field goal percentage (.492) and assist-turnover ratio (1.53), along with 21st in three-point field goal percentage defense (.284). USU is also 41st in free throw percentage (.742).

Individually, senior guard Preston Medlin is 16th in the nation in assist-turnover ratio (3.33), as well as 17th in three-point field goal percentage (.471) and 75th in three-point field goals per game (2.54). Sophomore guard Marcel Davis is 27th in the country in assist-turnover ratio (3.00), while fellow sophomore, forward Kyle Davis is 65th in the nation in rebounds per game (8.6) and 60th in double-doubles (four).

SCOUTING NEVADA
The Wolf Pack are 8-8 overall and off to a 3-0 start to MW play, currently sitting atop the league standings as the lone 3-0 team, while San Diego State and New Mexico both have 2-0 marks. Nevada had won back-to-back games only once in the non-conference portion of its schedule, but have gotten hot of late, winning three in a row as part of four of its last five games. Nevada's most recent win came Wednesday night, winning 74-71 at UNLV, behind senior guard Deonte Burton's 29 points, five rebounds, three assists, one block and one steal outing.

Burton leads Nevada and the MW in scoring at 22.3 ppg, ranking fifth in the league in field goal percentage at 47.2 percent (117-of-248), also shooting 33.0 percent (29-of-88) from three-point range and 75.6 percent (93-of-123) at the free throw line. He also leads the league in minutes played (38.7), along with ranking fourth in the conference in assists at 3.7 apg, ninth in assist-turnover ratio (1.7) and tied for fifth in steals (1.6 spg), adding 3.9 rebounds per game. Senior guard Jerry Evans, Jr., is second on the team and 20th in the MW in scoring at 13.3 ppg, shooting 46.5 percent (67-of-144) from the floor, netting 33.9 percent (19-of-56) behind the arc and 78.0 percent (46-of-59) at the charity stripe. Evans, Jr., is also 15th in the conference in rebounding at 6.3 rpg. Junior guard Michael Perez and sophomore forward Cole Huff are the other half of the four Nevada players in double-digits, with Perez tallying 12.3 ppg and Huff at 10.1 ppg. Huff is also 20th in the league in rebounding at 5.3 rpg. Junior forward AJ West has played in the last five games and starting the last four games after being cleared to play by the NCAA, and is averaging 9.6 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game. West registered a double-double against Wyoming with 12 points and 12 rebounds, just missing two more double-doubles with 15 points and nine rebounds at San José State and adding 11 points and nine boards Wednesday night at UNLV.

Nevada is seventh in the MW overall in scoring offense (74.8) and 11th in scoring defense (76.2), ranking 10th in scoring margin (-1.5). The Wolf Pack is also sixth in the league in field goal percentage (.451), seventh in three-point field goal percentage (.345) and second in free throw percentage (.743), along with ninth in rebounding (34.6), eighth in rebound margin (+1.8), sixth in assists (3.8), eighth in steals (5.1), fifth in turnover margin (-0.5), 11th in assists (10.7) and 11th in assist-turnover ratio (0.9).

In MW only stats, the Wolf Pack lead the league in scoring defense (59.7), while ranking ninth in scoring offense (65.7), to ranking third in scoring margin (+6.0). Nevada also is fifth in field goal percentage (.444), 10th in three-point field goal percentage (.283) and ninth in free throw percentage (.723). Defensively, Nevada is first in field goal percentage defense (.366) and second in three-point field goal percentage defense (.269). The Wolf Pack also are fourth in rebounding (36.7), sixth in rebounding margin (+2.7), tied for first in blocked shots (6.0), ninth in assists (10.0), fourth in assist-turnover ratio (1.2), tied for sixth in turnover margin (+0.0) and 11th in steals (3.0).

Nevada head coach David Carter is in his fifth season at the leash of the Wolf Pack program, after serving as an assistant on the Nevada bench for the previous 10 years. Carter has an 82-66 (.554) record as a head coach.

UTAH STATE VS. NEVADA RIVALRY ONE OF THE OLDEST IN SCHOOL HISTORY
Utah State and Nevada will be playing for the 47th time this week in what is the 18th-oldest rivalry in school history. USU's first game against Nevada was during the 1935-36 season.

UTAH STATE-NEVADA SERIES
Utah State and Nevada will be meeting for the 47th time this week with the Aggies owning a 32-14 advantage, which includes a 13-11 road record. Overall, USU has won nine of the last 13 games played in the series, including three of the last four in Reno, as the last meeting there, on Feb. 2, 2012, snapped USU's three-game win streak there. The Wolf Pack have won the last two meetings, sweeping the season series in 2011, winning at Logan on Jan. 7, 2012, 78-71, snapping Utah State's school-record 33-game WAC home winning streak, and at Reno on Feb. 2, 2012, 53-52. The last time Utah State won a game in the series was on Feb. 2, 2011, winning 67-45. USU head coach Stew Morrill is 21-14 all-time against Nevada, which includes a 14-8 record at Utah State.

AGGIES AGAINST SILVER STATE TEAMS
Utah State is 35-39 overall against teams from the state of Nevada, posting a 32-14 record against Nevada, as well as 3-27 against UNLV. The Aggies are 29-35 (.453) overall on Nevada soil, registering a 13-5 neutral record in Reno, 13-11 at Nevada, 2-5 neutral court record in Las Vegas and 1-14 at UNLV.

UTAH STATE IN THE LAWLOR EVENTS CENTER
USU is 22-15 (.595) all-time in the Lawlor Events Center, which includes a 16-5 (.762) record in tournament play and an overall 9-10 (.474) record against Nevada, including 6-10 (.375) in regular-season match-ups. USU played in the Lawlor Events Center eight times in either the WAC or Big West Tournament and it has won three tournament championships (1998, 2000, 2009) and played in two other championship games (1996, 2006). Overall, USU has won seven of its last nine overall games in the Lawlor Events Center and eight of its last nine tournament games in the building.

LAST MEETING AT NEVADA - FEB. 2, 2012
RENO, Nev. - Nevada's Deonte Burton hit an off-balance three-pointer with 11 seconds remaining to lead the Wolf Pack to a come-from-behind 53-52 home win against Utah State on Feb. 2, 2012, as the Wolf Pack becomes the first team since Fresno State in 2007 to sweep the season series from the Aggies. Sophomore guard Preston Medlin led Utah State with 15 points including 13 in the second-half, while senior point guard Brockeith Pane finished with 12 points, five rebounds and five assists. Junior forward Kyisean Reed added eight points and a career-high tying 10 rebounds, while sophomore forward Mitch Bruneel added a career-high six rebounds off the bench as Utah State dominated the glass and out-rebounded Nevada by 16 (43-27). Malik Story had 18 points and Burton added 13 to lead Nevada. Following Burton's three-pointer, Utah State had two chances to win the game as Reed couldn't handle a lob pass from sophomore guard/forward Danny Berger with five seconds remaining, but senior forward Morgan Grim grabbed the loose ball and missed a contested shot under the basket. Story was then fouled on the rebound with just over one second to play and missed the front end of a one-and-one free throw. Reed corralled the rebound and attempted a full court shot that fell harmlessly to floor to make the final score 53-52. Utah State finished the game shooting 40.4 percent (23-57), but made 53.8 percent of its field goals (14-26) in the second-half after shooting just 29.0 percent (9-31) in the first-half. USU also shot 35.7 percent from three-point range (5-14), but was just 1-of-4 (.250) from the free throw line. USU also had 18 offensive rebounds, which are its second-most of the season, while its 43 rebounds are a season-high. Overall, it was the sixth time this year that the Aggies had double-figure offensive rebounds. USU also had 14 assists, 16 turnovers, two blocked shots and four steals, while UN had nine assists, 11 turnovers, five blocked shots and 10 steals. Medlin scored Utah State's first points of the second-half on a three-pointer and USU later took its largest lead of the game at 36-29 with 13:42 to play following a three-point play from Pane to cap an 8-0 run. The Wolf Pack then scored the next six points to get within one and eventually tied the game at 42-42 with 7:22 remaining. UN eventually went up 49-48 with 4:00 left before USU regained the lead on a layup by Reed. Burton hit 1-of-2 free throws on Nevada's next possession to tie the game at 50-50, followed by a runner in the lane from Pane to give the Aggies a 52-50 lead with 2:11 to play. From there, USU turned it over and had a shot blocked on its next two possessions before the final play of the game on the lob pass to Reed. Story scored the first eight points of the game for Nevada to give the Wolf Pack an early 8-2 advantage. Utah State then scored six of the next seven points to get within 9-8 and took its first lead of the game at 12-11 with 9:12 to play on a layup by Berger. The Aggies took its largest lead of the half at 16-13 following a layup from Grim before Nevada scored six of the final eight points to take a 19-18 lead into the break. Utah State shot just 29.0 percent (9-31) in the first-half, including 0-of-6 from three-point range and 0-for-3 from the free throw line. Nevada shot just 30.4 percent (7-23) in the first-half, including 20.0 percent from three (2-10) and 50.0 percent at the free throw line (3-6). USU out-rebounded UN by 10 (26-16) in the first 20 minutes.

LAST MEETING VS. NEVADA AT LOGAN - JAN. 7, 2012
LOGAN, Utah - Nevada led from start-to-finish and held off a late Utah State rally as the Wolf Pack snapped the Aggies' 33-game home conference winning streak with a hard-fought 78-71 victory on Jan. 7, 2012 in Logan. It was USU's first WAC loss at home since falling to Fresno State, 71-66, on March 3, 2007. Senior guard Brockeith Pane scored 21 points to go along with six assists and five rebounds. Sophomore guard Preston Medlin scored 20 points, and senior forward Morgan Grim added 16 points to go with a team-leading eight rebounds, as the Aggies were out-rebounded, 34-24. Four Nevada starters notched double-digits, led by Deonte Burton's game-high 25 points. The Aggies made half of their shots both from the field (23-46) and behind the arc (7-14), while making 75.0 percent (18-24) at the free throw line. The Wolf Pack made 48.3 percent (28-58) of their field goals and were 38.5 percent (10-26) from three-point range. Nevada was also 12-of-19 (.632) from the free throw line. Both teams committed eight turnovers, but Nevada had a 10-4 points off turnovers advantage, as well as a 10-4 edge in second-chance points, collecting 13 offensive rebounds, compared to only three for USU. Nevada opened a 10-2 lead after a three-pointer by Czyz, one possession after Burton hit a trey. USU got within 15-14 at the 12:54 mark after a layup by Medlin, but the Aggies couldn't tie or take the lead. Hunt completed a three-point play with 9:55 to go for a 26-20 Wolf Pack lead. The Aggies again trimmed the gap to one point, once at 28-27 after a pair of Pane free pitch shots and the second after two free throws by junior guard E.J. Farris to make it 30-29 with 5:27 to go, but again couldn't get any closer. Nevada's lead swelled to its largest of the night at 10 points after another Burton jumper put the Wolf Pack on top, 39-29. The Aggies got within 43-37 at halftime after sophomore guard Danny Berger hit a runner in the lane that dropped at the halftime buzzer. A three-pointer by Pane tied the score for the first time at 56-all with 9:36 left in the game. Nevada's Jordan Burris later regained the lead for the Wolf Pack with a trey and Burton hit a runner in the lane for a 61-56 lead with 7:03 to play. Czyz later hit back-to-back buckets to open a 67-59 Nevada advantage with 4:56 remaining, but the Aggies wouldn't go away. After Story hit a trey from the top of the arc for a 70-63 Wolf Pack lead, Grim hit a layup and later hit one free throw, then Medlin hit a running layup to pull USU within, 70-68 with 1:10 to go. On Nevada's next possession, Burton hit a fade-away three-pointer from the left wing and was fouled, with 37 seconds left to put the Wolf Pack ahead, 74-68. Pane hit another trey from the right wing with 21 ticks to play to pull USU within 74-71, but Nevada hit all four of its free throws in the waning seconds to seal the win.

A LOOK BACK AT THE SAN JOSÉ STATE GAME
LOGAN, Utah - Senior guard TeNale Roland's career-high 20 points, which all came in the second half, sparked Utah State men's basketball to an 86-67 victory over San José State Saturday night at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum for USU's first-ever Mountain West Conference win. USU improved to 11-3 overall and 1-1 in MW action, while fellow MW rookie and former Western Athletic Conference foe, San José State fell to 6-8 overall and 0-2 in MW play. Saturday was USU's 24th-consecutive conference home opening victory, as the Aggies haven't lost a league home opener since 1988-89 in the Big West Conference. Utah State-San José State is the sixth-oldest rivalry in USU history, as Saturday was the 73rd meeting between the two teams and the Aggies own a 52-21 all-time advantage in the series, winning the last 13 in a row overall and 23 straight at home, as part of winning 34 of the last 38 match-ups in the series. USU head coach Stew Morrill improved to 23-1 all-time against the Spartans, which includes a 19-1 record as the Aggies' head coach. Roland came off the bench to net his career-high 20 points, which all came after halftime, boosting USU to score 56 points in the second half, the Aggies' most in a half this season and most since also scoring 56 against Montana Western on Feb. 16, 2011. The senior guard hit a career-best five three-pointers as part of USU's 7-of-7 shooting behind the arc in the second half, on the way to 10-of-14 (71.4 percent) from distance for the night, as the Aggies tied a season-high for three-point percentage. Four other Aggie players posted double-figure points, giving USU five double-figure scorers for the first time this season and the first time since against Idaho on Jan. 5, 2013. Senior guard Preston Medlin netted 15 points and dished out a career-high tying eight assists, while senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield tallied 14 points. Sophomore forward Kyle Davis logged his third-straight double-double and fifth of the season with 13 points and 12 rebounds, while freshman forward Jalen Moore posted double-digits for the second-straight game and third in the last four contests with 10 points Saturday. Besides the 12 rebounds from Davis, USU also got nine boards from senior center Jarred Shaw, who was making his return to action after missing the previous five games after being suspended for a violation of team rules. Shaw and Davis had two blocks apiece, part of the Aggies' seven rejections on the night. Butterfield and Moore added five boards as USU had a dominating, 42-22, rebounding advantage, the Aggies' third game with a 20+ or more rebounding advantage. San José State was led by 20 points from Rashad Muhammad, netting 6-of-9 three-pointers, missing his last three treys after draining six in a row. Jaleel Williams and Devante Wilson tallied three triples each, as Williams scored 13 points and Wilson netted 11. Williams led SJSU with five rebounds, while Jalen James and D.J. Brown distributed five assists each. The Aggies shot 52.7 percent overall (29-of-55) from the field, marking the seventh time this year they've shot at least 50 percent from the field. USU's 10 three-pointers (10-of-14) were also its fourth game this season with double-digit treys and second in a row. Utah State was 18-of-24 (75.0 percent) at the free throw line. The Spartans were 24-of-57 (42.1 percent) field goal shooting, as well as 15-of-35 (42.9 percent) from three-point range. San José State's 15 made three-pointers and 35 three-point attempts are both season-highs for a USU opponent. Overall, SJSU's 15 made treys are the most against USU since Nov. 26, 2005 when Lewis & Clark College was 17-of-41 from three-point range. The 35 three-pointers are the most by a USU opponent since Oakland shot 35 treys on March 25, 2012. The Spartans were also 4-of-6 (66.7 percent) at the charity stripe Saturday night, season-lows for makes and attempts at the free pitch stripe by an Aggie opponent this season. USU scored the game's first six points, getting layups from Butterfield, sophomore guard Marcel Davis and Medlin. The visitors then went on a 9-2 run, with Muhammad netting three treys, the last coming from way behind the top of the arc at the 13:08 mark. Later with the game tied at 21-21, SJSU scored six of the next eight points for a 27-23 lead, its largest of the game, after a triple by Williams, but USU countered with its own 6-2 spurt to take a 30-29 lead at halftime. The lead went back-and-forth in the early going of the second stanza, before USU took the lead for good at 43-42 after a bucket by Kyle Davis with 15:20 on the second-half clock. After a layup by junior center Jordan Stone put USU ahead, 47-44, Roland then netted the Aggies' next 12 points, hitting three triples in the spurt to counter treys by Muhammad and Wilson on the other end, as USU opened up a 59-50 lead at the 10:35 mark. Moore ended the Roland scoring streak with a layup of his own for the Aggies' first double-digit lead of the night at 61-50 with 10:06 to play and SJSU called a timeout to try and slow the home team. It was to little avail, despite a three-pointer from Chris Cunningham to pull the Spartans within 67-58 with 7:28 on the clock, but that would be the last time the visitors trailed by single digits and the last time they would score for awhile. The Aggies scored six-straight points for a 73-58 lead, capping a 19-8 run over nearly seven minutes from when the score was 54-50 with 11:24 left. After SJSU got within 77-65 on a long Wilson trey, USU closed out the game with a 9-2 run, capped by Roland's fifth trey of the night with 15 seconds left to cap the scoring and give the Aggies their largest lead of the night at the final 19-point margin.

POST-GAME NOTES FROM SAN JOSÉ STATE GAME
TEAM NOTES

• Utah State won its 24th-straight home league opener.
• Utah State improved to 9-1 at home this season and has now won 72 of its last 82 home games.
• USU improved to 233-23 at home under head coach Stew Morrill, including a 128-13 record in conference games.
• Utah State improved to 2-1 this year and 76-28 over the last 14 years following a loss.
• Utah State improved to 52-21 all-time against San José State, including a 31-4 home record. Overall, USU has won 13 straight games played in the series and 34 of the last 38, including 23 straight at home.
• Utah State's 22 assists are its second-most this year and marks the sixth time this year it has recorded at least 20 assists, including in each of its last four games.
• Utah State had seven blocks, marking the ninth time this year that USU has had at least five blocks in a game.
• Utah State made double-digit three-pointers (10) for the fourth time this year and second time in as many games. USU also tied its season-high for three-point shooting at 71.4 percent (10-14) and has now shot over 50 percent from behind the arc in four games this year.
• USU had five players score in double-figures for the first time since Jan. 5, 2013 against Idaho, a span of 32 games.
PLAYER NOTES

• Senior guard TeNale Roland scored in double-figures for the second time this year and ninth time in his career with his career-high 20 points. Roland also had career-highs in three-pointers made (5) and field goals made (7).
• Sophomore forward Kyle Davis recorded his fifth double-double of the season, including his third-straight, with 13 points and 12 rebounds, as he has now scored in double-figures eighth times this year and recorded double-digit rebounds six times.
• Senior guard Preston Medlin scored in double-figures for the 10th time this year and 56th time in his career with his 15 points. Overall, Medlin now has 1,169 points in his career moving ahead of Jimmy Moore (1,165) and into 24th-place on USU's all-time scoring list. Medlin also tied his career-high with eight assists.
• Senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield scored in double-figures for the 12th time this year and 28th time in his career with his 14 points.
• Freshman forward Jalen Moore scored in double-figures for the third time this year and for the third time in his last four games with his 10 points.
• Sophomore guard Marcel Davis had a season-high three steals.

UTAH STATE AGAINST MOUNTAIN WEST CONFERENCE
Utah State has a combined 253-175 (.591) record against current Mountain West Conference teams. The Aggies have a winning record against eight of the 10 other teams, ironically the first eight of the alphabetical list, while trailing to the bottom two teams on the list, UNLV and Wyoming. USU has posted a 10-3 (.769) mark against Air Force, 28-8 (.778) record against Boise State, 52-35 (.598) ledger versus Colorado State, 31-20 (.608) record versus Fresno State, 32-14 (.696) record against Nevada, 19-4 (.826) mark versus New Mexico, 3-0 (1.000) against San Diego State, 52-21 (.712) versus San José State, 3-27 (.100) ledger against UNLV and 23-43 (.348) against Wyoming.

USU IN JANUARY
Utah State is 93-31 (.750) during the month of January under veteran head coach Stew Morrill, which includes a 37-24 (.607) road record. This is USU's ninth game on a Saturday, its most-played on day of the week so far this season, posting a 6-2 mark on the date. The Aggies are playing on Jan. 11 for the second year in a row, beating San José State, 66-60, last season on Jan. 11, as USU has won five-straight games on the date, improving to 11-5 (.688) in known games played on Jan. 11.

ASSISTING AGGIES
According to BasketballState.com, Utah State currently leads the nation in percentage of baskets assisted at 69.5 percent.

DISHING `EM OUT
USU is averaging 18.4 assists per game, ranking first in the Mountain West and sixth in the NCAA. The Aggies have six games with 20 or more assists, including each of the last four games. USU is 5-1 when dishing out 20 or more assists, as well as 9-3 overall when having more assists than the opposition.

NO THREES FOR YOU
Utah State limited Troy to just 2-of-19 from three-point range for just 10.5 percent on Dec. 21, the fewest three-point percentage since holding Seattle to just 10.0 percent (2-20) last season on Feb. 2 in Seattle. The two three-pointers is tied for the fewest allowed by the USU defense this season, matching the two made by BYU on Nov. 30, holding the Cougars to 16.7 percent (2-of-12).

Utah State has limited the opponents to less than 35 percent shooting from three-point range in 10 of the 14 games, with Pacific breaking through with a 45.5 percent (5-of-11) three-point percentage on Dec. 7, a season-high for a USU opponent and then UCSB on Dec. 20 with 42.9 percent (9-of-21) and San José State on Jan. 4 at 42.9 percent (15-of-35). SJSU also had a season-high 15 three-pointers on Jan. 4.

The Aggies also held USC (11/8) to 16.7 percent (4-of-24), Southern Utah (11/12) was limited to 20.0 percent (3-of-15), as was Western Illinois (12/19) to 20.0 percent (3-of-15), Utah Valley was held to 28.6 percent (4-of-14), while USU limited Mississippi State (11/23) to 31.3 percent (5-of-16) and UC Santa Barbara (11/16) and Weber State (11/26) are tied at 33.3 percent (6-of-18 by UCSB / 4-of-12 by WSU). San Diego Christian netted 34.6 percent (9-of-26) on Dec. 28.

USU is currently fourth in the Mountain West and 21st in the NCAA in three-point field goal percentage defense (.304).

UTAH STATE FROM THREE-POINT RANGE
Utah State has made at least one three-point basket in 242 straight games and the last time USU did not make a three-pointer in a game was on Dec. 16, 2006 in Provo as BYU defeated the Aggies, 75-62. USU entered that game having made at least one three-pointer in 127 games dating back to Dec. 14, 2002 when BYU held USU without a three-pointer in a 66-56 win in Provo.

UTAH STATE USUALLY WINS WHEN SCORING 70-PLUS POINTS
Utah State's magic number historically appears to be 70, as in 70 points. USU is 9-2 this season when netting 70 or more points. The Aggies won their first five games this season when reaching 70 points, before losing against BYU, 85-74, but then bouncing back to beat Utah Valley, 71-60, on Nov. 14, and then UC Santa Barbara, Troy and San Diego Christian. USU went 15-0 during the 2012-13 regular season when it scored 70 or more points in a game before losing in the WAC Tournament quarterfinals after scoring 78. Overall, USU has won 101 of its last 109 games (.927), when reaching 70 points and is 243-33 (.880) all-time under head coach Stew Morrill when scoring 70 points in a game. On the flip side, USU is 26-50 (.342) when scoring less than 60 points under Morrill.

USU VERY SUCCESSFUL WHEN HOLDING ITS OPPONENTS UNDER 60 POINTS
Utah State is 4-0 this season after going 7-1 last season and has won 124 of its last 130 games (.954) when holding its opponents under 60 points. Overall, USU is 189-16 (.922) under Morrill when allowing fewer than 60 points in a game.

UTAH STATE AT THE HALF
The Aggies have led at halftime in 11 of its 13 games this season and is 10-1 this season when leading at intermission. USU's loss versus BYU was the Aggies' lone loss of the season when leading at the break. USU has now won 94 of its last 97 games (.969) when leading at the break. Over the last 14 years, USU is 301-26 (.920) when holding a lead at intermission. On the flip side, Utah State is now 1-2 this season when trailing at the break, rallying from down at intermission to win at Weber State, while falling to Pacific and at Air Force after being behind at the break. USU is 48-86 (.358) when trailing at the half under head coach Stew Morrill.

DID YOU KNOW?
Utah State is 362-119 (.753) during the last 14 seasons which ranks as the fourth-best winning percentage and sixth-most wins in the nation during that time period. Furthermore, USU has averaged 25.4 wins during the last 13 seasons.

AGGIES MORE THAN OK IN OT
USU's 77-71 overtime win over UC Santa Barbara on Dec. 20 was the Aggies' first extra session game this season and USU was 2-1 last season in overtime, getting a three-pointer in the waning seconds of regulation from junior guard Preston Medlin both against Idaho on Jan. 5 and against Santa Clara on Nov. 28, before getting beat on a buzzer-beating three-pointer in the Denver game. USU has now won eight of its last 10 extra session games and Utah State is 55-41 (.573) all-time in overtime games.

80 PERCENT AT FREE PITCH STRIPE
Utah State has made 80.0 percent or better once so far in three games this season, making 89.5 percent (17-of-19) at UC Santa Barbara on Nov. 16. That was USU's best FT percentage since a perfect 10-of-10 (1.000) against Fresno State on Jan. 15, 2009. Last season, USU was 80.0 percent or better at the charity stripe in 10 games, going 7-3 when doing so. The Aggies shot over 80 percent in three of their last four regular-season games, including the last two, making USU's 87.5 percent on March 9 against UTSA, which was its third-highest of the season behind its season-high 88.9 percent against Western Oregon on Dec. 8 and its 88.2 percent versus LA Tech on Jan. 26.

AGGIES BE REBOUNDING
Utah State has picked up right where it left off in the rebounding department from last season. After a -1 rebounding deficit in the USC game, the Aggies have bounced back to have a positive rebounding edge in the next 10 games since, before getting out-rebounded in the blowout win over Troy on Dec. 21 (30-29), but then dominating the glass in the win over San Diego Christian (56-17). The Aggies were out-rebounded by Air Force, 30-26, on Jan. 1, for their largest margin getting out-rebounded this season, before bouncing back with a +20 rebounding advantage (42-22) against San José State on Jan. 4.

USU doubled-up Southern Utah at +22 at 44-22 on Nov. 12, then posted a +13 advantage (38-25) at UC Santa Barbara on Nov. 16 before logging a +18 (41-23) versus Mississippi State on Nov. 23, a +4 (33-29 at Weber State on Nov. 25, a +1 (39-38) against BYU and a +2 (33-31) edge versus Pacific, then posted a +18 (39-21) against Utah Valley and +16 (34-18) against Western Illinois and a +11 (40-29) advantage over UC Santa Barbara.

The17 rebounds by San Diego Christian are a season-low for a USU opponent and the fewest since last season when Idaho had 16 on Jan. 13, 2013. USU's +39 rebounding advantage against San Diego Christian was its largest since +48 against Chaminade on Dec. 18, 1995 (65-17).

Utah State is currently first in the Mountain West in rebounding margin (+11.3), as well as sixth in the NCAA stats as of Jan. 3.

Last year, USU finished the season ranked third in the NCAA and tops in the WAC for rebounding margin at +9.1. The Aggies' rebounding margin was helped by out-rebounding each of its last 15 opponents, going 7-8 over those 15 games. On the year, USU was 18-9 when out-rebounding its opponent.

USU's REBOUNDING ADVANTAGE
Utah State snared a season-high 56 rebounds in the win over San Diego Christian, out-rebounding SDCC, 56-17, for a +39 rebounding advantage. Both the 56 rebounds and +39 rebounding advantage are the Aggies' largest since they had 65 rebounds against Chaminade on Dec. 18, 1995 and the largest rebounding advantage since +48 in the same game against Chaminade (65-17).

DOUBLE-DIGIT REBOUNDING EDGE
Of the last 38 games that USU has out-rebounded its opponent, the Aggies have had a double-digit rebounding edge 24 times, including eight total times this season including five of the last seven games. Utah State is 20-4 (.833) during those 24 games when posting a double-digit rebounding advantage.

UTAH STATE TRENDS
So far this season, Utah State is... 10-1 when leading at halftime; 1-2 when trailing at halftime; 10-1 when shooting better from the field; 1-2 when shooting worse than opponent from field; 8-1 when shooting better from three-point range; 3-2 when shooting worse from three-point range; 5-1 when shooting better from the free throw line; 6-2 when shooting worse from the charity stripe than the opponent; 9-2 when out-rebounding the opponent; 2-1 when getting out-rebounded; 6-1 when blocking more shots; 3-0 when blocking fewer shots; 1-2 when blocking the same number of shots; 9-3 when dishing out more assists; 2-0 when having fewer assists; 2-1 when having more steals; 7-2 when having fewer steals; 2-0 when swiping the same amount of steals and 7-1 when bench out-scores the opponent's bench while 4-2 when bench is out-scored by the opposition's bench.

MEDLIN FOR 1,000 PLEASE, ALEX
With 18 points at UC Santa Barbara on Nov. 16, senior guard Preston Medlin became the answer to the Jeopardy question, `Who is the 36th member of the USU 1,000 Points Scored Club?', as Medlin currently now has 1,169 career points and climbed to No. 24 on the USU career scoring list. He has played in 89 career games, to nearly match his jersey number with a 13.1 career points per game average. Medlin became the 36th player in USU history to reach the 1,000 career points plateau, and the first since former teammate Tyler Newbold (2008-11), who is now at No. 34 on the list with 1,014 career points. Another former teammate, Tai Wesley (2008- 11) is at No. 8 with 1,749 points. Medlin has climbed up to No. 24, becoming the 27th player in USU history with 1,100 points, passing Jimmy Moore (1973-75) with 1,164 points. Moore is the father of current Aggie freshman forward Jalen Moore, and the elder Moore is also currently the director of compliance for Utah State Athletics. Medlin enters Saturday's game needing 31 points to become the 24th player in Aggie history with 1,200 points and 46 points for the No. 23 spot held by Jay Goodman (1991-93) with 1,215 points.

USU CAREER Points (1,000-plus)
	Name		Years		Points
1.  Jaycee Carroll	2005-08		2522
2.  Greg Grant		1983-86		2127
3.  Wayne Estes		1963-65		2001
4.  Brian Jackson	1978-81		1900
5.  Cornell Green	1960-62		1890
6.  Marvin Roberts	1969-71		1844
7.  Kendall Youngblood	1989-92		1774
8.  Tai Wesley		2008-11		1749
9.  Tony Brown		1999-02		1564
10.  Eric Franson	1991, 94-96	1545
11.  Reid Newey		1984, 87-89	1536
12.  Nate Harris	2003-06		1475
13.  Dean Hunger	1977-80		1472
14.  Kevin Nixon	1985-88		1456
15.  Dan Conway		1986-89		1398
16.  Mike Santos	1975-78		1287
17.  Shaler Halimon	1967-68		1284
18.  Spencer Nelson	1999, 03-05	1283
19.  Bob Lauriski	1971-73		1266
20.  Rich Haws		1973-75		1255
21.  Jim Boatwright	1972-74		1238
22.  Max Perry		1959-61		1236
23.  Jay Goodman	1991-93		1215
24.  Preston Medlin	2010, 12-	1169
25.  Jimmy Moore	1973-75		1164
26.  Bert Cook		1950-52		1133
27.  Troy Collier	1963-64		1109
28.  Jeff O. Anderson	1985-88		1095
29.  Nate Williams	1970-71		1080
30.  Gary Wilkinson	2008-09		1065
31.  Desmond Penigar	2002-03		1051
32.  Vince Washington	1984-85		1049
33.  Pat Dunn		1953-56		1018
34.  Tyler Newbold	2008-11		1014
35.  Bill Hull		1951-54		1007
36.  Bob Ipsen		1958-59		1001
MEDLIN AND BUTTERFIELD AMONG TOP 10 ALL-TIME AT UTAH STATE IN THREE-POINT SHOOTING
Senior guard Preston Medlin and senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield are making their marks in the USU three-point shooting record books. Medlin is currently No. 7 on USU's career three-pointers made list with 178, while Butterfield has 80 career three-pointers, needing 32 to crack the top 11. Butterfield is shooting 44.7 percent (80-of-179) from three-point range, ranking No. 5 on USU's career three-point percentage list, while Medlin is shooting 42.4 percent from three-point range (178-of-420) during his Utah State career to rank sixth all-time in school history for three-point percentage, as well as climbing up the top 10 for three-pointers made, moving up to No. 7 with 178 passing former teammate and current Aggie graduate assistant Brian Green (2010-11) with 129, as well as becoming just the seventh player with 400 or more career three-point attempts, moving up to No. 6 with 420.
Three-Point Field Goals Made
	Name			Years		3FG
1.	Jaycee Carroll		2005-08		369
2.	Tony Brown		1999-02		283
3.	Reid Newey		1984, 87-89	237
4.	Jay Goodman		1991-93		209
5.	Tyler Newbold		2008-11		194
6.	Justin Jones		1996-98		183
7.	Preston Medlin		2010, 12-	178
8.	Brian Green		2010-11		129
9.	Jared Quayle		2009-10		128
10.	Pooh Williams		2008-11		117
11.	Troy Rolle		1999-00		112
--	Spencer Butterfield	2012-		 80

Three-Point FGs Attempted Name Years Att. 1. Jaycee Carroll 2005-08 793 2. Tony Brown 1999-02 686 3. Jay Goodman 1991-93 580 4. Reid Newey 1984, 87-89 572 5. Tyler Newbold 2008-11 477 6. Preston Medlin 2010, 12- 420 7. Justin Jones 1996-98 408 8. Pooh Williams 2008-11 320 9. Jared Quayle 2009-10 316 10. Troy Rolle 1999-00 304 11. Brian Green 2010-11 268 -- Spencer Butterfield 2012- 179

Three-Point Pct. (Min. 50 Made) Name Years Pct. 1. Brian Green 2010-11 .483 2. Jaycee Carroll 2005-08 .465 3. Justin Jones 1996-98 .449 4. Kendall Youngblood 1989-92 .448 5. Spencer Butterfield 2012- .447 6. Preston Medlin 2010, 12- .424 7. Jeff O. Anderson 1985-88 .415 8. Reid Newey 1984, 87-89 .414 9. Tony Brown 1999-02 .413 10. Vince Washington 1984-85 .411 11. Tyler Newbold 2008-11 .407 12. Jared Quayle 2009-10 .405 Kevin Nixon 1985-88 .405

BUTTERING UP THE STAT SHEET
Senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield has scored in double-figures in 12 of the Aggies' 14 games, including netting a career-high 31 points in USU's 77-71 OT win over UC Santa Barbara on Dec. 20, at one point scoring seven of USU's points in a row. Butterfield's 31 points are the most points scored by an Aggie since Preston Medlin scored 32 points against Idaho on Feb. 24, 2012.

Butterfield's scoring in double-figures 11 times this year is part of 29 times in his career. His 31 points against UCSB was also the second time this year and fifth time in his career he has scored at least 20 points in a game. Butterfield added a season-high 10 rebounds for his first double-double of the season and eighth of his career. He also has eight career double-figure rebounding games.

DAVIS AND DAVIS BOARDING AND DISHING FOR AGGIES
Sophomore forward Kyle Davis has recorded double-digit rebounding outings in each of the last three games as part of five of last six and all six double-figure rebounding games this season have come in last nine games. Headlining those numbers is a career-high 15 boards as part of a double-double with 15 points in USU's win over San Diego Christian. He has five double-doubles, as the UC Santa Barbara game was the first time this season that he did not get log a double-double with double-figure rebounds, as he was limited to four points while snaring 10 rebounds, adding 11 points and 11 rebounds at Air Force, then 13 points and 12 rebounds in the win over San José State.

Meanwhile, sophomore guard Marcel Davis tied his career-high with eight assists vs. UCSB, and followed that up with six assists at Air Force, which all came in the first four minutes on USU's first six baskets of the half. He has distributed at least five assists in four games this season and 13 in his career.

BENCH TORCHES NETS
USU's bench had a 45-9 bench-points scoring advantage in the Troy game on Dec. 21. It was a season-high scoring outing for the Aggies' bench, and the fourth time this season that the USU reserves had scored more than 20 points.

The 45 bench points was USU's most since scoring 48 against Montana Wester on Feb. 16, 2011, a span of 86 games.

Overall, the Aggies' bench has netted 20 or more points a total of seven times, with 32 vs. Southern Utah (11/12), 24 vs. Mississippi State (11/23), 23 vs. Pacific (12/7), 45 against Troy (12/21), 21 vs. San Diego Christian (12/28), 24 against Air Force (1/1) and 34 vs. San José State (1/4).

FOLLOWING A LOSS
USU's losses to BYU on Nov. 30 and Pacific on Dec. 7 were the Aggies' first back-to-back losses of the season, and first since consecutive losses to Louisiana Tech and UT Arlington on Feb. 28 and March 2, respectively. After the loss at Air Force on Jan. 1, followed by the win over San José State on Jan. 4, the Aggies are 2-2 this season and 75-29 (.721) during the last 14 years following a loss.

AGGIES FACED FOUR IN-STATE FOES THIS SEASON
Utah State faced four of the other five Division I teams in the state of Utah, starting with a 90-57 win over Southern Utah at home on Nov. 12. The Aggies then played at Weber State on Nov. 26, winning 77-71, before taking on in-state rival Brigham Young at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on Nov. 30, falling 85-74. USU's wrapped up their games against a fellow Beehive State opponent with Utah Valley on Dec. 14, earning a 71-60 victory.

NEW AGGIES
USU will welcome in a group of six newcomers, with one sophomore and five freshmen.

The one sophomore is forward Kyle Davis, who transferred to USU after returning from his LDS Church Mission. Prior to his mission, Davis played at Southern Utah, where he averaged 8.5 points and 5.3 rebounds per game overall, including 10.8 points and 6.0 rebounds per game in conference action. Davis also ranked second on the team overall in blocked shots with 31 (1.0 bpg). He started the last 15 games of the season and logged double-digits in nine of those games.

The five freshmen include four who can come in and contribute right away in forward Jalen Moore and guards JoJo McGlaston and Viko Noma'aea, while two others are walk-ons in forward James Croasdell and guard Terrell Young.

One of the new freshmen is a local talent with ties to Utah State in Moore, who is from Smithfield, Utah, where he was the Utah 4A MVP at Sky View HS in leading the Bobcats to the state title. Moore averaged 21.8 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.2 steals per game during his senior season. In the 4A semifinals vs. Bountiful, Moore drained a shot from near mid-court at the buzzer in OT for a 63-60 win, making ESPN's SportsCenter and tabbed as the No. 2 Play of the Day, as Sky View snapped Bountiful's 20-game winning streak.

McGlaston hails from Dublin, Calif., where he was a four-year letterwinner at Dublin High School, and was the Diablo Foothill Athletic League (DFAL) Player of the Year, as well as first-team all-Bay Area and first-team all-East Bay honors, in addition to second-team all-California Division II accolades. McGlaston led Dublin HS in scoring at 22.0 points per game in leading the Gaels to their first DFAL title since 1973. He added 7.8 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 2.1 steals per game, while shooting 58 percent from the field, including 38 percent from three-point range, netting a season-high 40 points in a game during the regular season while adding a NorCal Division II record 35 points, in Dublin's loss in the finals, while also pulling down 14 rebounds.

A native of Las Vegas, Nev., Noma'aea comes to USU after his LDS Church Mission. Noma'aea was a two-year starter at Sierra Vista Mountain High School in Las Vegas, Nev., and was a two-time first-team all-Nevada State Class 4A honoree, as well as earning first-team all-region honors, being named co-MVP of region. He also earned all-Sunset-Southwest League honors and was two-time team MVP for Sierra Vista. As a senior, Noama'aea averaged 17.7 points, 5.3 assists and 5.9 rebounds per game, helping the Mountain Lions to a state semifinal appearance. He netted 20-plus points in 13 games his senior season, including two over 30, highlighted by season-high 35. Noama'aea also recorded 17 games with five or more assists, including two with double-figure helpers, paced by season-high 11.

Young is a Beehive State product, coming to USU from Salt Lake City, where he was a two-year letterwinner at Judge Memorial High School. He averaged 9.5 points, 2.9 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 0.6 steals per game in earning second-team all-Region 9 and honorable mention all-state accolades. Young also ranked second on the team in scoring and three-pointers, making 1.7 treys per game.

Croasdell comes to USU from Albuquerque, N.M., where he was a two-year letterwinner at Albuquerque High School. He earned all-District 5-5A honors as a senior after averaging 10.7 points, 13.9 rebounds, 4.1 blocks, 3.1 assists and 2.5 steals per game in helping the Bulldogs to a 16-11 overall and 7-3 league mark, falling in the state tournament quarterfinals. Croasdell will redshirt this season before going on his LDS Church Mission.

USU'S Danny Berger CANDIDATE FOR NABC GOOD WORKS TEAM
Utah State men's basketball player Danny Berger is a candidate for the 2014 Allstate NABC Good Works Team®, as the Allstate Insurance Company and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced Tuesday the candidate list with 118 men's basketball student-athletes on it. The award recognizes a select group of college basketball student-athletes who have made significant contributions to the greater good of their communities through volunteerism and civic service.

In its second year, the Allstate NABC and WBCA Good Works Teams® honor players at all levels of college basketball who represent the sport's finest in the areas of leadership and charitable achievements amongst their peers. The student-athletes nominated for this prestigious award embody the true spirit of teamwork and giving back.

Of the 118 nominees for the 2014 Allstate NABC Good Works Team®, 75 are from NCAA Division I, and Berger is the lone Mountain West Conference player as well as one of two players from the state of Utah, joined by Brigham Young's Tyler Haws.

Berger, a 6-6, 205-pound junior forward from Medford, Ore. (North Medford/Chemeketa (Ore.) CC), has returned to action this season after missing 26 games last year after a medical situation. He was averaging 7.6 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game in 22.2 minutes of action per contest, shooting 40.0 percent from the floor (12-of-30), making 25.0 percent behind the arc (4-of-16) as well as 83.3 percent at the free throw line (10-of-12). At time of medical situation, he ranked sixth in the Western Athletic Conference in free throw percentage.

Off the court, Berger has participated in Ryan Gomes' Foundation Hoops For Heart Health Foundation. Gomes' Foundation provided the AED (automated external defibrillator) that was used on Berger during his medical situation. Danny and his father, Brain Berger, raised money and collected donations from the community last spring and summer to get an AED for the Kids Unlimited Activity Center in Danny's hometown of Medford, Ore. Danny and athletic trainer Mike Williams were both recognized and honored by the Utah State Legislature as Senator Lyle Hillyard presented them to the Senate Floor and Representative Jack Draxler presented them to the House Floor in late February. During their visit, Williams was also awarded the Heartsaver Hero Award by the American Heart Association.

Also during the legislative session that Berger and Williams were present, House Bill 118 passed the House of Representatives, creating a restricted account of $300,000 for the purchase of AED's to any municipal, county or state department of safety/law enforcement that routinely responds to incidents or potential incidents of sudden cardiac arrest; any school that offers instruction to grades 7th through 12th; and any state institution of higher education.

MEDLIN NAMED TO BOB COUSY AWARD WATCH LIST
USU senior guard Preston Medlin is one of 46 players on the 2014 Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year Award Watch List, announced by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

The annual honor, named for Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtic Bob Cousy, recognizes the top point guards in men's college basketball. This list was created by a committee of well-respected media members and influential people within college basketball from around the country.

Medlin, a senior guard from Carrollton, Texas, is one of three Mountain West players on the 46-player list, along with Boise State's Derrick Marks and New Mexico's Kendall Williams. The USU guard is also the only player from a Utah school on the list.

This watch list of candidates will be narrowed down to a final 20 in early February, then final five by early March. A premier Selection Committee has been appointed by the Hall of Fame to review the candidates in contention for the nation's top collegiate point guard award. This committee is made up of top college basketball personnel including members of the media, head coaches, media relations contacts and Hall of Famers. The Cousy Award winner will be presented the award on Championship Monday in Dallas at the Hall of Fame's Class of 2014 Announcement and Press Conference.

BUTTERFIELD NAMED COLLEGE SPORTS MADNESS MOUNTAIN WEST PLAYER OF THE WEEK ON DEC. 23
USU senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield was named the College Sports Madness Mountain West Men's Basketball Player of the Week on Dec. 23 for the week of Dec. 15-22. Butterfield (Loomis, Calif.) was named the Tournament MVP of the Basketball Travelers Inc., Classic, sponsored by Gossner Foods, leading USU to a 3-0 record on the weekend, beating Western Illinois, 68-52, on Dec. 19, then rallying to beat UC Santa Barbara, 77-71 in OT on Dec. 20, and then capping the weekend with a 71-50 win over Troy on Dec. 21. In what ended up being the game for the Classic championship against UC Santa Barbara, Butterfield netted a career-high 31 points, tallying 24 points after halftime. He spearheaded USU's rally from down, 60-52, with four minutes left in regulation to force overtime, as he had seven-straight points on a pair of free throws, then a three-pointer and capped by a steal and layup to tie the game at 62-all with 1:44 left. Butterfield then scored seven of USU's 12 points in OT on a three-pointer, a layup and two more free throws to secure the victory. Butterfield's 31 points were the most by an Aggie player since Preston Medlin scored 32 points against Idaho on Feb. 24, 2012. With his season-high 10 rebounds, Butterfield collected his first double-double of the season and his eighth of his career. He added three assists and one steal in 39 minutes of play. In the win over WIU, Butterfield posted 14 points, six rebounds, four assists, two blocks and one steal in 33 minutes of play. In the victory over Troy, he capped off the weekend with seven points, four rebounds and three assists in 24 minutes. For the week, Butterfield averaged 17.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 0.7 blocks and 0.7 steals per game, while shooting 58.3 percent (7-of-12) from three-point range as part of 55.2 percent (16-of-29) field goal shooting, along with 92.9 percent (13-of-14) at the free throw line.

MEDLIN, SHAW ON COLLEGE SPORTS MADNESS PRESEASON ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST TEAM
USU senior guard Preston Medlin and senior center Jarred Shaw were named to the College Sports Madness Preseason Mountain West All-Conference Teams, with Medlin being tabbed to the second-team while Shaw was on the third-team.

Boise State head coach Leon Rice was the publication's Preseason Coach of the Year, while New Mexico's Kendall Williams was the Preseason Player of the Year and UNLV's Christian Wood was the Preseason Freshman of the Year.

MEDLIN, SHAW ON ESPN.COM'S NEXT MID-MAJOR STAR LIST
USU senior guard Preston Medlin and senior center Jarred Shaw were on ESPN.com's "Who is the next mid-major star?" list, made by ESPN's Jeff Goodman. While not including the high-profile leagues (ACC, A-10, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12, SEC, Big East, American, Mountain West and West Coast), but made exception for USU as, Goodman said, "...But I will make one exception. I'm going to allow a pair from Utah State on the list, since the Aggies are a legit mid-major and enter their first season in the Mountain West."

COACH MORRILL NO. 6 ON ESPN.COM's RANKING TOP 25 X's AND O's COACHES
ESPN.com ranked the top X's and O's coaches in college basketball, regardless of level. They polled about two-thirds (around 250) of the Division I head coaches, and some opted to vote more than once. There were more than 300 total votes cast, and USU head coach Stew Morrill ranked No. 6.

COACH MORRILL TABBED COLLEGE CHALKTALK MOUNTAIN WEST COACH OF THE YEAR
Aggie head coach Stew Morrill was tabbed by College Chalktalk as the publication's Preseason Mountain West Coach of the Year. The publication picked USU fifth in its preseason MW poll, as well as predicting that the Aggies will play in the NCAA Tournament, along with its preseason favorite New Mexico, as well as Boise State, UNLV and San Diego State.

POSTSEASON OPPONENTS
In addition to the five Mountain West opponents that went to the NCAA Tournament, USU's 2013-14 schedule also includes a total of six other teams for a total of 11 teams that participated in postseason play. MW champion New Mexico, as well as UNLV, Colorado State, San Diego State and Boise State all went to the NCAA Tournament last season, and USU will have home-and-home games with all five. Utah State will also face two other Mountain West teams that qualified for postseason play in Wyoming, who participated in the College Basketball Invitational (CBI), while Air Force played in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament (CIT).

The Aggies will host Pacific, who won the Big West Conference title and went to the NCAA Tournament. USU will also play Weber State, who advanced to the championship game of the Collegeinsider.com Tournament, becoming the first team in Big Sky history to reach the championship game of a national postseason tournament. The Aggies will also face another in-state foe who qualified for postseason play in BYU, who advanced to the semifinals of the National Invitational Tournament (NIT), at Madison Square Garden. Western Illinois participated in last season's CBI.

AGGIES HAVE SIX PLAYERS FROM THE STATE OF UTAH
Aggie players from the state of Utah include junior forward Ben Clifford (South Jordan/Bingham HS), junior center Jordan Stone (Smithfield/Sky View HS) and sophomore guard Marcel Davis (American Fork/American Fork HS), along with sophomore forward Kyle Davis (Draper/Alta HS/Southern Utah), freshman forward Jalen Moore (Smithfield/Sky View HS), and freshman guard Terrell Young (Salt Lake City/Judge Memorial HS).

52 TO 1500
Utah State's win on March 9, 2013 was the Aggies' 1,500th all-time win, becoming the 52nd team in NCAA history to reach the 1,500 total win plateau.

UTAH STATE COLLECTS 14TH-STRAIGHT 21 WIN SEASON
Utah State won its 21st game of the season with its 71-51 win over UTSA on March 9, 2013. USU is one of just five teams in the country to win at least 21 games in each of the past 14 seasons along with Duke, Gonzaga, Kansas, and Syracuse. Furthermore, it is the 23rd time in school history that USU has won 20 or more games in a season.

UTAH STATE HAS WON EIGHT TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIPS
Utah State won six Big West Tournament championships while a member of that league (1979-2005), and has won WAC Tournament championships in 2009 and 2011. Those eight tournament championships are the most by any current member of the Western Athletic Conference. Louisiana Tech has the second-most league titles among WAC schools with six as it won three tournament titles while a member of the American South Conference and three as a member of the Southland Conference. Hawai'i has won three WAC Tournament championships, while Nevada and New Mexico State have won two WAC Tournament championships. Fresno State and New Mexico State both won three Big West Tournament championships, while San José State won two tournament championships as a member of the Big West Conference.

UTAH STATE'S DOUBLE-DIGIT CONFERENCE WINS
Utah State won 11 WAC games in 2012-13, giving the Aggies their sixth season with double-digit WAC wins in USU's eight years in the league. Under veteran head coach Stew Morrill, USU now has 12 seasons with double-figures in the conference win column in his 15 seasons at the helm of the Aggie program. Overall, it is USU's 24th season with double-digit conference wins.

AGGIES TO PLAY TEAMS FROM 10 DIFFERENT STATES
Utah State will play teams from 10 different states for the second year in a row. California leads the way with six, while Utah is second with four, along with two each from Colorado and Nevada, as well as one each from six different states:

Alabama - 1
Troy - Dec. 21

California - 6 San José State - Jan. 4, March 1 at UC Santa Barbara - Nov. 16, Dec. 20 USC - Nov. 8 Pacific - Dec. 7 San Diego Christian - Dec. 28 San Diego State - Jan. 25, Feb. 18

Colorado - 2 Air Force - Jan. 1 Colorado State - Jan. 15, Feb. 11

Idaho - 1 Boise State - Jan. 18, Feb. 8

Illinois - 1 Western Illinois - Dec. 19

Mississippi - 1 Mississippi State - Nov. 23

Nevada - 2 Nevada - Jan. 11, Feb. 5 UNLV - Jan. 22, Feb. 15

New Mexico - 1 New Mexico - Jan. 28, Feb. 25

Utah - 4 vs. Southern Utah - Nov. 12 at Weber State - Nov. 26 vs. BYU - Nov. 30 vs. Utah Valley - Dec. 14

Wyoming - 1 Wyoming - Feb. 1, March 5

THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES
Utah State left the Western Athletic Conference with four WAC regular-season championships in the last six years as part of USU's eight years in the league. The Aggies shared the 2008 title with Boise State, Nevada and New Mexico State as all four teams had 12-4 league records, before winning the 2009 and 2010 WAC titles with identical 14-2 conference records, and the 2011 WAC Championship after going 15-1. Prior to USU's run, Nevada won five straight regular season WAC titles from 2004-08.

Utah State won 48 of its last 62 WAC games (.770) and was 74-22 (.768) against teams from the WAC during the last six seasons. Overall, USU posted 94-34 (.732) regular-season WAC record in its eight years in the league.

HEAD COACH Stew Morrill NOTES

350 USU WINS FOR COACH MORRILL
Utah State's win over Western Oregon on Dec. 8, 2013 was USU head coach Stew Morrill's 350th victory at the helm of the Aggie program.

500 AGGIE GAMES FOR COACH MORRILL
USU's 77-71 win at Weber State on Nov. 26, 2013, was Aggie head coach Stew Morrill's 500th game at Utah State and Morrill is now 377-132 (.741) at USU.

MORRILL HAS COACHED 15 FIRST-TEAM ALL-LEAGUE PLAYERS AT UTAH STATE
Utah State head coach Stew Morrill has coached 14 first-team all-league players who have won the award a total of 20 times in his 13 years at Utah State. Those players are Shawn Daniels (twice), Troy Rolle, Bernard Rock, Tony Brown, Desmond Penigar (twice), Mark Brown, Cardell Butler, Nate Harris (three times), Spencer Nelson, Jaycee Carroll (twice), Gary Wilkinson, Jared Quayle, Tai Wesley (twice), Brockeith Pane and Preston Medlin.

THE MORRILL COACHING TREE
Utah State head coach Stew Morrill currently has three former assistants who are head coaches at the Division I level, which is tied for the eighth-most in the nation among active coaches.

Randy Rahe (Weber State) Dave Rice (UNLV) Don Verlin (Idaho)

Arizona State's Herb Sendek and Louisville's Rick Pitino each have eight assistants who are current head coaches, followed by Mike Montgomery (California) with seven, Billy Donovan (Florida) with six, and Stew Morrill (Utah State), Tom Izzo (Michigan State), John Calipari (Kentucky) and Trent Johnson (TCU) all with five.

COACH MORRILL NO. 6 ON ESPN.COM's RANKING TOP 25 X's AND O's COACHES
ESPN.com ranked the top X's and O's coaches in college basketball, regardless of level. They polled about two-thirds (around 250) of the Division I head coaches, and some opted to vote more than once. There were more than 300 total votes cast, and USU head coach Stew Morrill ranked No. 6.

COACH MORRILL TABBED COLLEGE CHALKTALK MOUNTAIN WEST COACH OF THE YEAR
Aggie head coach Stew Morrill was tabbed by College Chalktalk as the publication's Preseason Mountain West Coach of the Year. The publication picked USU fifth in its preseason MW poll, as well as predicting that the Aggies will play in the NCAA Tournament, along with its preseason favorite New Mexico, as well as Boise State, UNLV and San Diego State.

MORRILL NAMED 2011 JIM PHELAN NATIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR
Utah State men's basketball coach Stew Morrill was named the 2011 Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year at the Final Four in Houston. Named after legendary Mount St. Mary's head coach Jim Phelan, who won over 800 games and coached in more contests than any in college basketball history, the award is presented annually to the top coach in America by CollegeInsider.com. The honor is voted upon by a distinguished group of coaches, media members and athletic administrators. Other finalists for the award included Mike Brey (Notre Dame), Rick Byrd (Belmont), Jamie Dixon (Pittsburgh), Billy Donavan (Florida), Steve Fisher (San Diego State), Greg Kampe (Oakland), Mike Krzyzewski (Duke), Steve Lavin (St. John's), Thad Matta (Ohio State), Sean Miller (Arizona), Matt Painter (Purdue), Rick Pitino (Louisville), Dave Rose (BYU), Bill Self (Kansas) and Roy Williams (North Carolina).

MORRILL DEAN OF MOUNTAIN WEST COACHES
USU head coach Stew Morrill is in his 28th season as a head coach and has the longest coaching tenure, as well as the most overall wins, of all the current Mountain West Conference coaches. Morrill has amassed a 595-270 (.688) record in his 28th year. San Diego State's Steve Fisher is 478-254 (.653) in his 23rd season as a head coach. Colorado State's Larry Eustachy has compiled a 438-275 (.614) overall record, also in his 23rd season overall, including 98-53 (.649) during five seasons at Utah State (1994-98).

Stew Morrill VERSUS THE MOUNTAIN WEST
Stew Morrill is 123-65 (.654) all-time against Mountain West teams.

vs. Air Force		 14-3
vs. Boise State		 24-10
vs. Colorado State	  1-2
vs. Fresno State	 16-12
vs. Nevada		 21-14
vs. New Mexico		  3-9
vs. San Diego State	 11-2
vs. San José State	 23-1
vs. UNLV		  3-2
vs. Wyoming		  7-10
Total			123-65 	- 188 games / .654

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